Trip To An Asteroid: Hayabusa 2 Is Now Traveling Toward C-type Asteroid Ryugu
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Trip To An Asteroid: Hayabusa 2 Is Now Traveling Toward C-type Asteroid Ryugu

Still, in the 21st century, we don’t have the answer to this big question: How our Earth, life, and this solar system were made? The key is given by organic materials and water in space. Asteroids mainly located between Mars and Jupiter are primitive bodies: they have escaped large impacts or destruction and luckily preserve their ingredients until now. C-type asteroids, one of the major asteroid groups, are considered to be enriched in organic materials and hydrated minerals. C-type asteroids...

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